Silent Hill homage indie game that's actually good (Simulacrum)

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#1 Posted by Byshop (19602 posts) -

I've been bummed about the lack of Silent Hill future prospects for a while. There's no shortage of awful fan projects (mostly Flash/browser visual novel games) but I played an hour of this one last night:

https://gamejolt.com/games/simulacrum_chapter_one/233384

I'm not sure if the developer's native language is English because there are a few weird language errors here and there but overall there's a lot of good stuff here. It rips off from Silent Hill pretty heavily, but considering that Konami isn't making an more I really don't mind how liberally it "borrows" from that pool. Anyone else tried it?

That said, it's an indie game so temper your overall expectations if you haven't played it. The graphics and character models aren't necessarily going to be top notch but there's a decent amount of polish.

This is one of the reasons why I like PC gaming in general, because that barrier to entry is always going to be lower than console counterparts which means games that otherwise may not ever get to exist can be created.

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#2 Edited by IvanGrozny (924 posts) -

On nice. And it's free. Gonna try it.

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#3 Posted by Subspecies (730 posts) -

Team Silent or go home.

(admittedly it does look kinda cool though)

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#4 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25508 posts) -

Gonna have to check it out. The name sounds familiar.

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#5 Posted by Byshop (19602 posts) -

@ivangrozny said:

On nice. And it's free. Gonna try it.

Yeah, they said chapter 1 will be free but as they release more content, subsequent chapters will likely not be and they may start charging for chapter 1 once they have a more complete game. Still, grab it while the grabbing is good.

@subspecies said:

Team Silent or go home.

(admittedly it does look kinda cool though)

Then beyond 1 through 3 (and a little bit of 4) your only option is the Siren series, which you've likely also already played. If it's any consolation, the SH games this one most liberally borrows from are 1 through 3.

@DragonfireXZ95 said:

Gonna have to check it out. The name sounds familiar.

Yeah, there was some buzz about this a while ago but I admit it fell off my radar. Nice to see it came around.

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#6 Posted by schu (10059 posts) -

Why is the game titled Simulacrum